School Age Childcare Lead with responsibility for Parenting Support

Unit 7 Supervalu, Carndonagh, F93 AY6D
39 hours per week
Spraoi agus Sport
July 8, 2022

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Job Description

  • To have a commitment to putting children and their welfare first.
  • To assist in creating a caring, safe, and stimulating environment for the children.
  • To assist in day-to day care and supervision of the children in our care, including setting up the room, feeding, indoor and outdoor activities, where appropriate.
  • To maintain the highest standards of quality care and to encourage the development of the children.
  • To implement all developmental programmes and contribute to planning and review.
  • To keep records of the children up to date, including accidents and incidents and ensure written information and ideas are presented clearly, logically, and accurately.
  • To adhere to all policies and procedures of the project.
  • To attend and contribute to staff meetings.
  • To deal/work/speak with parents and guardians on a daily and individual basis.
  • To always maintain a high standard of hygiene with the children and in the centre itself.
  • To administer basic first aid, where qualified to do so.
  • To be aware of health, safety, and fire regulations.
  • To ensure that all equipment is in full working order.
  • To participate in ongoing training.
  • To report immediately any aspects of concern to the CEO.
  • To work in harmony with other service-providers in the area.
  • To be in sympathy with the ethos of the service.
  • To carry out any other duties relevant to the post which are assigned by the CEO.
  • To be aware of the policies and procedures about behaviour management/discipline, child protection, equal opportunities, health, and safety.
  • To be vigilant for signs of abuse, neglect, and social, emotional, and developmental delay, seeking advice and support where appropriate.
  • To respect children from different backgrounds, cultures, and religions.
  • To set simple and clear limits for the children.  Ensure these are followed consistently and so encourage a positive approach to discipline, according to the agreed policy procedures of the service.
  • To work co-operatively with parents and encourage their involvement in the childcare service, ensuring that they always feel welcome.
  • To maintain strict confidentiality about all aspects of the childcare service both during and outside of working hours.
  • To participate in childcare related education and training, where appropriate.
  • To undertake routine tasks as delegated under the supervision of the CEO.
  • To grow and develop the service across all our sites.

Qualifications Required

Level 8 Desirable – Minimum Level 7


Experience Required

At least 5 years paid experience in the supervision of children in a childcare setting – Desirable
At least two years’ experience in line management – Essential
Experience of working in partnership with outside agencies – Essential
Experience of planning with Aistear/ Siolta. Short, Medium and Long Term – Desirable
Advanced verbal, observational and influencing skills – Essential
Ability to understand and react to the needs of vulnerable children – Essential
Ability to prioritise and review and work under pressure to specific timescales and targets – Essential
Ability to handle difficult situations with sensitivity and make decisions Essential
Ability to work independently and within a team – Essential
Ability to organise and maintain high quality records – Essential
Ability to produce own routine correspondence using standard letters – Essential
Ability to produce reports as requested by management and funders – Essential
Ability to use Microsoft Office – Essential
Administrative skills, including filing and record keeping – Essential

Further Information

We will require the successful person to be flexible as evening and weekend work may be required.  Competitive salary on offer for the successful candidate.


How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and CV outlining how you match the job requirements to by 5pm on Friday 8th July 2022.

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